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330.604.01 Gender and Mental Health


Mental Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2010 - 2011
East Baltimore
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Tamar Mendelson

Examines gender differences in critical areas of mental health using a lifespan developmental approach. Explores the influence of both “nature” and “nurture” using multiple theoretical perspectives. Addresses gender differences in normative development (e.g., socialization of emotion) and in major mental and behavioral disorders (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress disorder). Explores the impact of differential exposure and vulnerability to social stress on psychological functioning. Includes topics such as gender-based violence and LGBT mental health. Discusses implications for intervention and prevention.

Methods of Assessment:

10% Class attendance and participation

10% Lead class discussion

20% Group debate

20% Brief critical reading

40% Final paper

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students